Sporting KC

January 24, 2014 3:47 PM

Sporting KC set to begin its MLS Cup title defense

Sporting Kansas City midfielder Paulo Nagamura says he spent the past six weeks taking his mind off of soccer after a mentally-draining season that included a lingering ankle injury, an unexpected comeback and then his second MLS Cup championship. Break time, however, is over. Less than seven weeks after hoisting the MLS Cup trophy, Sporting KC departed Friday for Tucson, Ariz., for its annual preseason training and three exhibition matches at Kino Sports Complex.

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